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Sofia Sierra

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter

Sofia Sierra is a junior at the University of Texas at El Paso majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in creative writing. She is currently aiming to be able to expand her writing skills, both creatively and objectively. In the future she hopes to be travel the world solely because of her writing.

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Dr. El-Gendy teaching and explaining the nature of his magnetic experiment to his students.

A look inside UTEP physicists’ groundbreaking discoveries

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter September 27, 2023

Computers, magnets, and quantum physics. Some may wonder how these three topics relate. Until most recently, the three were combined by UTEP physicists who reported the creation of a new magnet that works more efficiently than quantum computing.  This...

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1.08billion monthly users open up TikTok to this screen.

Risk it or Rec it: Possible scam to millions

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter September 21, 2023

Littered on social media are a variety of different shopping apps. Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, etc. have been infiltrated by major discounted, Amazon-like apps such as Temu, Wish, Shien and now Tik Tok Shop. “30%-99% off entire store,” “Free Shipping...

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The El Paso Roller Derby comes together to pose for a photo.

El Paso Roller Derby’s fierce sport brings a community together

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter September 14, 2023

Though stress from a sport outweighs the enjoyment, players of the El Paso Roller Derby Team (EPRD) let the good times roll. Although the sport is fierce, players have found a family within the team. One of the redeeming qualities of the EPRD family is...

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UTEP football players headed back to the sidelines mid celebration after scoring a touchdown.

Football finds ‘Miner Magic’ in win over Incarnate Word Cardinals

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter September 4, 2023

“Miner Magic” ignited a throwback spirit throughout the Sun Bowl Stadium Saturday night. As the Miners looked to embody the unstoppable 1988 era for UTEP football, the team’s optimism allowed them to win the first home game of the season. To...

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UTEP’s risk of accreditation loss has been revealed to be caused by a ‘clerical’ error.

Will UTEP keep its accreditation?

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter August 29, 2023

An ominous cloud shadows the reputation of UTEP as it recently became at risk of losing its accreditation. Thousands of students await the unknown, as the degree they are working hard for could lose its validation. University officials referred to the...

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As the fall semester is nearing, students should research and take advantage of companies such as Allstate, Door Dash, Apple, Converse, Penske, and many others that can help save money.

‘Back to School’ season ending the summer with a splash

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter August 11, 2023

The summer fantasy ends for elementary students once they see the ‘Back to School’ signs. In their eyes, pool days, eating ice cream for lunch, and sleeping whenever is stripped away once these signs appear in stores.   While it fills younger...

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The new football gloves display Paydirt Pete.

Not a checkmark in sight

Sofia Sierra, Contributor July 27, 2023

Optimal gear is required for an optimal game. An athlete’s gear is arguably one deciding factor on whether they will perform well in a game. The versatility of sportswear allows different sports to indulge in the products these brands have to offer....

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Held every third Sunday of the month from April to November, is the San Elizario Art Market where many recognized painters can display their work. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

San Elizario Art Market: A deep dive into an ocean of artists

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter July 21, 2023

While it was credited as the ‘Best Historic Small Town’ by USA Today readers, many seem to overlook San Elizario, Texas. Passing Main Street, visitors can learn about history dating back to the 1500s through Los Portales Museum and the Old County...

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The El Paso Chihuahua’s scored a win against the Las Vegas Aviator’s July 5.  Photo courtesy of Ken Lund/ Wikipedia Commons

Take me out to the ball game: Chihuahuas vs Aviators

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter July 12, 2023

The atmosphere of a baseball game is desired by many in this triple-degree weather. Refreshing lemonade and popcorn can be enjoyed by families at Southwest University Park. The energetic Andy Imfeld often raises spirits throughout the innings, playing...

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The Museum is located on 1521 San Elizario Rd, San Elizario, TX and is open Tuesday through Sunday.

Los Portales Museum & Information Center: The hidden historical gem

Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter July 7, 2023

History books often praise El Paso and surrounding areas for the historical impact they had dating back to the 1500’s. Unfortunately, even with this significance, few residents know how much their city has impacted history. Los Portales Museum &...

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